Scientific NameUnknown
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationFlying near light sources.
Date AvailabilityMay - September
Time Availability7pm - 4am
Sales Price60 Bells

The Moth is a rather common and cheaply sold bug which can be found and captured in all three current installments of the Animal Crossing Series.


[edit] How to Catch

Typically, these bugs can be found alone or in a small group gathered around any working light source throughout your Town during nighttime hours. Like all common bugs found in this game, they are amazingly easy to capture with your Net and rarely flee upon contact.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Moth:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Yuck! I caught a moth! It's okay... I'm okay...

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught a moth! Not scary... NOT SCARY!

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Moth in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Their antennae are large because they use their sense of smell to guide them in the dark.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

These are similar to butterflies... but for some reason, hated by many people.

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

There are many who think that butterflies are cute, while moths are this owl's opinion, they are both equally grotesque! Blech, I say! I suppose such revulsion is mine and mine alone, however...

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Many people hate moths, yet love butterflies, but the truth is that both belong to the order Lepidoptera. Since both are covered in unspeakable veins and foul powder, I suggest they are equally distasteful.

[edit] Real Life

There are assumed to be over 250,000 different species of Moth in the world. They are mostly a nocturnal species and are closely related to the Butterfly, mainly considering the fact that they share the same "larva, pupa, adult"-stage life cycle. Unlike butterflies, they are commonly considered pests in society and are seemingly less physically attractive.

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Last edited by Aurigae on 23 August 2012 at 12:57
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